Grateful Dead Live at Providence Civic Center on 1984-04-26
Shakedown Street, CC Rider, Loser, Hell In A Bucket, Brown Eyed Women, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication-> Deal
Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain-> Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World> Good Times*> Drumz> Morning Dew> Throwing Stones> Not Fade Away Encore Baby Blue
*Good Times without Bobby, Jerry, and Phil
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadVenue Providence Civic CenterLocation Providence, RISource source: (3)audio technica atm11 fob> optimus> d-5; conversion: sony tc we435>sony pcm m-10 24bit/96khz> soundforge> cdwave> traders little helper encoding option 8; conversion rate: 96000/24 bitTaped by chasingwilmaTransferred by chasingwilma
February 19, 2013
Ahhhh the Crystal Clear Sound of an Audience Recording
Call me crazy, but I've always found a high quality audience recording to capture the sounds and energy of a show better than the best soundboard. Of course, of course, the SB is just that: something that is pristine, etc. Unfortunately it has also become a bit of a commercial interest for those who are 'curating' the archives, but that's a debate I'd rather not take up here. What I will say is that a recording like this offers an a unique account of a the feeling of a show. So when I hear a show like this recording of 4-26-84 I'm transported back to that time and place, to the unmistakable sound of the Dead playing in those cement and steel arenas like the Civic Center. 84 was pre-taper section time, so a lot of the recordings from that time vary. But this one is exceptional and I'd be happy to play on my show.